Introduction

Q: What is Haj Committee of India?

A: Haj Committee is a body constituted under the Act of Parliament No.35 of 2002.

 

Q: What is C.G.I., Jeddah (Consulate General of India – Jeddah)?\

A: The Consulate General of India is a foreign office stationed in Jeddah City of the Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, functioning under the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

 

Q: What is State Haj Committee?

A: State Haj Committees are constituted by the respective State Governments.

 

Q: What is the relationship between State Haj Committees with Haj Committee of India?

A: All State Haj Committees have administrative relationship report to the Central Haj Committee, Mumbai.

Functions

Q: What is the role of Haj Committee of India in India?

A: Haj Committee of India is empowered by the Government of India to make arrangements for Indian Pilgrims only in India, under the present Norms. These arrangements include announcement for Haj, floating Haj Applications with the help of State Haj Committees, arrangement of bank for procurement of foreign exchange, arrangement of accommodation for the Pilgrims in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the help of Consulate General of India, Jeddah, finalization of air journey i.e. arrangement of flight tickets (to & fro journey) for the Pilgrims traveling from various Embarkation Points(with the help of M/o Civil Aviation). Formation & implementation of various Policies for the benefit of Haj Pilgrims, Orientation / Training of Haj Pilgrims with the help of State Haj Committees.

 

Q: What is the role of Haj Committee of India in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?

A: The role of Haj Committee of India in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is to monitor the facilities made available to the Pilgrims; in case of shortcomings bring it to the notice of the concerned agencies and to get the same redressed. Thus, the role of Haj Committee of India is limited to advisory level in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

Q: What is the role of State/Union Territory Haj Committees?

A: The role of State/UT Haj Committee begins from the initial stage of making Haj Application Forms available to intending Pilgrims of their respective States, receiving Haj Applications, scrutinizingthese Haj Application Forms, preparation of Data, forwarding of Haj Applications, remittances & Data of Pilgrims in the prescribed format to Haj Committee of India, Orientation & Training of Pilgrims and implementing various directives issued by the Haj Committee of India for the Haj Pilgrims.

 

Q: What is the role C.G.I., Jeddah (Consulate General of India – Jeddah) with regard to Haj Pilagimage?

A: The responsibility to look after all Indian Haj Pilgrims upon reaching Jeddah / MadinahMunawwarah Airport is that of the Consulate General of India – Jeddah. Besides this, it also maintains liaison with the Haj Committee of India, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, State Haj Committees, especially those handling Embarkation Points, MaktabulWukula Al-Muwaheed, Jeddah and other allied agencies involved in the Haj pilgrimage.

General Information

Q: What is Haj Announcement?

A: Haj Committee of India publishes Announcement of various policies, decisions taken by the Government for Haj and the guidelines formulated by Haj Committee of India in the light of the above policies and thereby floats Applications for Haj through selected Newspapers and electronic media. This is termed as Haj Announcement.

 

Q: What is Haj Application Form? How do you fill the Haj Application?

A: Haj Application Form is a set of detailed information required to be filled in by the intending Pilgrim for primary registration for Haj Pilgrimage for the particular year in the light of Haj Guidelines formulated for the purpose.

 

Q: What is Haj Guidelines?

A: Haj Guidelines is available in the shape of a small booklet, which contains a set of detailed information about various aspects of Haj, dos’&donts’ for the intending Pilgrims besides information about how to fill the Haj Application for the Haj Pilgrimage. It is Imperative on the part of each applicant to thoroughly go through Haj Guidelines before filling-up the Haj Application Form.

 

Q: What is Registration / Cover No.?

A: Cover No. consists of the following parts :-
State Code (for example) : DL for Delhi
‘F’ for general / ‘R’ for reserved category
Serial Order of Registration (for example) : 1079
No. of applicants in the Cover (for example) : 3
No. of Infants (for example) : 1
The sum of the above would appear as COVER NO. DLF-1079-3-1/ DLR-1079-3-1.

 

Q: How many persons can apply in one cover?

A: Not more than FIVE Adult Pilgrims (plus) two Infants are allowed to apply in one cover.

 

Q: Can intending Pilgrims having no close relationship with each other apply in one cover?

A: No. Persons having close relationship only can apply in one cover.

 

Q: Can a cover be split?

A: No, Cover once generated through computer will not be split in any case.

 

Q: Can a person apply from more than one State / U.T. or apply more than once from same State / U.T. What will happen if somebody does so?

A: No, all such applications shall be summarily rejected and will not be considered in any state/UT. The entire amount deposited by them shall be forfeited

 

Q: Is it compulsory to attach a photocopy of the International Passport while submitting the Haj Application?

A: Yes.

 

Q :What are the number and size of the photographs to be submitted along with the International Passport?

A: Latest passport size (3.5 cms. X 3.5 cms) colour photographs of front pose having white background needs to be submitted alongwith International Passport.

 

Q: What is Haj Committee Quota?

A: Quota is number of seats made available by the Government of India to the Haj Committee of India

 

Q: What is State Quota?

A: State Quota is the total number of Haj Seats allotted to each state in proportion to the Muslim Population of that State as per census.

 

Q: What is Reserved Quota?

A: The Haj seats kept reserved to accommodate certain categories of pilgrims are called Reserved Quota.

Eligibility Criteria

Q: Who can apply for Haj Pilgrimage?

A: Any Indian Muslim, who is sound in health and can bear the expenses of the Haj Pilgrimage can apply for Haj. In the light of major change introduced by the Government for Haj 2013,any Muslim who have not performed Haj in the earlier years through Haj Committee of India is only eligible to apply for Haj 1434 (H) – 2013 under the auspices of Haj Committee of India.

 

Q: Who cannot apply for Haj?

A: The following are ineligible to apply for Haj:
All Non-Muslims,
Any Muslim Citizen not in possession of Valid Passport i.e.issued on or before 20.03.2013 and valid atleast upto 31.03.2014.
Person who performed Haj in the earlier years through Haj Committee of India,
Persons suffering from Polio, Tuberculosis, Congestive Cardiac & Respiratory Ailments, Acute Coronary Insufficiency, Coronary Thrombosis, Mental Disorder, Infectious Leprosy, AIDS and / or any other communicable diseases or handicaps,
Lady not accompanied by a Mehram,
Lady in the advanced stage of pregnancy,
Person against whom any Court Order prohibiting him / her from undertaking foreign travel.

 

Q: Who is Repeater?

A: Repeater is a person, who has performed the Haj throughthe Haj Committee of India in the earlier years.

 

Q:Can a Repeater apply for Haj?

A: No. There is a total BAN on repeaters applying for Haj.

 

Q: What if a Repeater makes an application for Haj – 2013 by furnishing false / incorrect information?

A: If anyone found to have furnished false / incorrect information in this regard, he would be strictly dealt with. His / her entire deposited amount shall be forfeited. And he / she will be prosecuted for making a false declaration. This restriction applies even for the performance of Haj-e-Badal

How to apply?

Q: How can we obtain the Haj Application Form?

A: Haj Application Forms can be obtained either from the office of the State/UT Haj Committee or can be downloaded from the website of Haj Committee of India[www.hajcommittee.com].

 

Q: What needs to be done after obtaining the Haj Application Forms?

A: Thoroughly read the Guidelines and Instructions part printed on the Haj Application Form, fill the Haj Application accordingly, visit the nearest branch of State Bank of India and deposit (non-refundable) payment @ Rs.300/- per applicant towards Registration Fee, submit the Haj Application in the office of the respective State Haj Committee and obtain Cover No. (Registration No.).

 

Q: Is it true that each Pilgrim should fill in Haj Application Form in Duplicate?

A: Yes. It is absolutely True.

 

Q: How can we submit our Haj Application without any difficulty?

A: The Cover Head shall make a cover of all the applications duly completed in all respects in terms of Guidelines for Haj and submit it to the State / Union Territory Haj Committees.

 

Q: Who is Cover head (Group Head)?

A: Cover head (Group Head) is a MALE person, whose application shall be given the first serial number in a particular cover. He shall bear the full responsibility of the other applicants registered in his cover.

 

Q:Can a lady be the Cover head?

A: No. Only a male can be the head of the Cover.

 

Q:Can two or more covers be re-grouped?

A: No.

 

Q: Who is eligible to apply for Reserved “A” Category?

A: Applicant who completes 70 years of age or above as on 13th January, 2016 is eligible to apply for Haj 2016 under Reserved “A” Category.

 

Q: Can a 70+ Person can apply for Haj alone.?

A: No. He / She cannot apply for Haj without a Companion.

 

Q: Who is a companion?

A: A companion is the nearest relative of the Pilgrim. For 70+ category companion shall be husband/wife, brother/sister, son/daughter, son-in-law/daughter- in- law, Grand son/ Grand Daughter, Nephew/Niece only.

 

Q: Can a companion avail separate flight date?

A: No.

 

Q: Who is a Nominee?

A: For Haj Pilgrimage, a Nominee is a person nominated by the Haji appropriately in the Haj Application Form, who can be contacted in India in case of any emergency.

 

Q: Who is a Mehram?

A: The male companion of a Lady Pilgrim(s) during the entire course of Haj journey (as described in SHARIAT), is called a Mehram.

 

Q: What should I do with the Solemn Declaration and Undertaking printed on the back of each copy of Haj Application provided to me?

A: Every Haj Applicant is compulsorily required to sign or impress thumb on the Solemn Declaration and Undertaking after carefully reading the same.

 

Q: What is the meaning of Last Date?

A: The last date fixed for the receiving of Haj Application Forms in the office of respective State / U.T. Haj Committees is called the Last Date.

 

Q: What is the last date for submission of Haj Application Form for Haj 1437 (H) – 2016.

A: The last date for submission of Haj Application Form for Haj 1437 (H) – 2016 has been fixed as 8th February, 2016.

 

Q: What is the last date for submission of Passport by the Pilgrims under Group One?

A: The last date for submission of Valid International Passports by the Pilgrims under Group One has been fixed as 8th February, 2016.

 

Q: What is the last date for submission of Passport by the Pilgrims under Group Two?

A: The last date for submission of Valid International Passports by the Pilgrims under Group Two has been fixed as 15th April, 2016.

 

Q: What facilities are available for NRIs / Frequent Flyers / Businessman &Umrah Pilgrims?

A: The NRIs / frequent flyers / businessman / Umrah Pilgrims / official / medical / family visits etc. can be exempted from submitting original passport at the time of Haj Application. They need to submit self-attested copy of Passport alongwith an application giving cogent reason for late submission of Passport.

 

Q: We have applied for Haj 2016. One person in our Cover is an NRI. Can we submit our International Passport late as is allowed to the NRI of our Cover?

A: No. All Pilgrims barring NRI must submit their Paassports within the prescribed time limit, failing which their Haj Application shall liable to be cancelled.

 

Q: What if I do not submit within the stipulated time?

A: It would lead to cancellation of your Haj journey.

 

Q: What is Qurrah?

A: Qurrah means draw of lots.

 

Q:How Qurrah is conducted?

A: Cover numbers are randomly selected by the computer using specific software.

 

Q: Where Qurrahis applicable?

A: Qurrah is held in certain States / U.Ts., where the number of Haj Applications received in excess of their allotted Haj Quota.

International Passport (importance & necessity)

Q: What is the importance of having valid International Passport. Is it compulsory for each Haj Applicant to have Valid International Passport?

A: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has intimated that Haj Visa will be endorsed on International Passport only. Hence, every Haj Applicant must have valid International Passport.

 

Q: What should be the validity of International Passport for making Application for Haj 1437 (H) – 2016?

A: The International Passport issued on or before 08/02/2016 and valid atleast upto 10/03/2017 is a MUST for making Application for Haj 1437 (H) – 2016.

 

Q: Who should submit International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form?

A: All Group One Pilgrims should submit International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form.

 

Q: What is Group One?

A: Group One consists of all Pilgrims registered under Reserved Categories and under-quota States.

 

Q: Which States are under-quota States?

A: Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura & West Bengal are under-quota States.

 

Q: Does submission of original Passport along with Haj Application Form guarantee provisional selection?

A: No. In case of receipt of excess applications than allotted quota in the under quota states and in Reserved (A & B) Categories, Qurrah shall be conducted to provisionally select the Hajis. Hence applicants under Group One cannot claim provisional selection as a matter of right.

 

Q: What is Group Two?

A: All Pilgrims registered under General Category (except) under-quota States are included in Group Two.

 

Q: Is it compulsory for Group Two Pilgrims to submit original International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form?

A: No. However, they will be required to submit self-attested copy of Valid International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form.

 

Q: How many photographs are required to be submitted?

A: One Colour photograph (size 3.5 X 3.5 cms.) having white background is required to be stapled on the back-side of Passport back cover and submitted to State Haj Committee.

 

Q: Where one can submit his / her original International Passport, original copy of remittance receipt(s) and the latest photographs?

A: In the office of the respective State / U.T. Haj Committee.

 

Q: Can Pilgrims registered under one Cover be allowed to submit their Passport separately?

A: No. Cover head is required to collect all the necessary documents viz. International Passport, latest photographs of each pilgrim in the cover and their original copy of remittance receipt(s) of advance Haj amount of Rs.76,000 and submit the same in the office of respective State / U.T. Haj Committee and obtain proper receipt thereof and preserve this receipt till the end of their Haj journey. It is better to get a photocopy of this receipt and distribute the same among all applicants of that particular cover for record purposes.

 

Q: Is International Passport mandatory for Haj Pilgrimage through Haj Committee of India? If so, what should be the validity of such Passport?

A: Yes, valid International Passport is mandatory for applying for Haj – 2016. The Passport should be valid upto at least 10th March, 2017,otherwise the Haj Application will not be accepted.

 

Q: Can a Passport once submitted in Haj Committee of India be obtained for business / Umrah / other Visit abroad?

A: Yes. It is possible to take back the original passport on producing the required documents indicating the purpose of visit abroad provided HAJ VISA has not been endorsed on the Passport.

Pilgrim Status

Q: What is the importance of having valid International Passport. Is it compulsory for each Haj Applicant to have Valid International Passport?

A: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has intimated that Haj Visa will be endorsed on International Passport only. Hence, every Haj Applicant must have valid International Passport.

 

Q: What should be the validity of International Passport for making Application for Haj 1437 (H) – 2016?

A: The International Passport issued on or before 08/02/2016 and valid atleast upto 10/03/2017 is a MUST for making Application for Haj 1437 (H) – 2016.

 

Q: Who should submit International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form?

A: All Group One Pilgrims should submit International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form.

 

Q: What is Group One?

A: Group One consists of all Pilgrims registered under Reserved Categories and under-quota States.

 

Q: Which States are under-quota States?

A: Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura & West Bengal are under-quota States.

 

Q: Does submission of original Passport along with Haj Application Form guarantee provisional selection?

A: No. In case of receipt of excess applications than allotted quota in the under quota states and in Reserved (A & B) Categories, Qurrah shall be conducted to provisionally select the Hajis. Hence applicants under Group One cannot claim provisional selection as a matter of right.

 

Q: What is Group Two?

A: All Pilgrims registered under General Category (except) under-quota States are included in Group Two.

 

Q: Is it compulsory for Group Two Pilgrims to submit original International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form?

A: No. However, they will be required to submit self-attested copy of Valid International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form.

 

Q: How many photographs are required to be submitted?

A: One Colour photograph (size 3.5 X 3.5 cms.) having white background is required to be stapled on the back-side of Passport back cover and submitted to State Haj Committee.

 

Q: Where one can submit his / her original International Passport, original copy of remittance receipt(s) and the latest photographs?

A: In the office of the respective State / U.T. Haj Committee.

 

Q: Can Pilgrims registered under one Cover be allowed to submit their Passport separately?

A: No. Cover head is required to collect all the necessary documents viz. International Passport, latest photographs of each pilgrim in the cover and their original copy of remittance receipt(s) of advance Haj amount of Rs.76,000 and submit the same in the office of respective State / U.T. Haj Committee and obtain proper receipt thereof and preserve this receipt till the end of their Haj journey. It is better to get a photocopy of this receipt and distribute the same among all applicants of that particular cover for record purposes.

 

Q: Is International Passport mandatory for Haj Pilgrimage through Haj Committee of India? If so, what should be the validity of such Passport?

A: Yes, valid International Passport is mandatory for applying for Haj – 2016. The Passport should be valid uptoat least 10th March, 2017,otherwise the Haj Application will not be accepted.

 

Q: Can a Passport once submitted in Haj Committee of India be obtained for business / Umrah / other Visit abroad?

A: Yes. It is possible to take back the original passport on producing the required documents indicating the purpose of visit abroad provided HAJ VISA has not been endorsed on the Passport.

Non-Resident Indians(N.R.Is.)

Q: What is the importance of having valid International Passport. Is it compulsory for each Haj Applicant to have Valid International Passport?

A: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has intimated that Haj Visa will be endorsed on International Passport only. Hence, every Haj Applicant must have valid International Passport.

 

Q: What should be the validity of International Passport for making Application for Haj 1437 (H) – 2016?

A: The International Passport issued on or before 08/02/2016 and valid atleast upto 10/03/2017 is a MUST for making Application for Haj 1437 (H) – 2016.

 

Q: Who should submit International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form?

A: All Group One Pilgrims should submit International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form.

 

Q: What is Group One?

A: Group One consists of all Pilgrims registered under Reserved Categories and under-quota States.

 

Q: Which States are under-quota States?

A: Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura & West Bengal are under-quota States.

 

Q: Does submission of original Passport along with Haj Application Form guarantee provisional selection?

A: No. In case of receipt of excess applications than allotted quota in the under quota states and in Reserved (A & B) Categories, Qurrah shall be conducted to provisionally select the Hajis. Hence applicants under Group One cannot claim provisional selection as a matter of right.

 

Q: What is Group Two?

A: All Pilgrims registered under General Category (except) under-quota States are included in Group Two.

 

Q: Is it compulsory for Group Two Pilgrims to submit original International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form?

A: No. However, they will be required to submit self-attested copy of Valid International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form.

 

Q: How many photographs are required to be submitted?

A: One Colour photograph (size 3.5 X 3.5 cms.) having white background is required to be stapled on the back-side of Passport back cover and submitted to State Haj Committee.

 

Q: Where one can submit his / her original International Passport, original copy of remittance receipt(s) and the latest photographs?

A: In the office of the respective State / U.T. Haj Committee.

 

Q: Can Pilgrims registered under one Cover be allowed to submit their Passport separately?

A: No. Cover head is required to collect all the necessary documents viz. International Passport, latest photographs of each pilgrim in the cover and their original copy of remittance receipt(s) of advance Haj amount of Rs.76,000 and submit the same in the office of respective State / U.T. Haj Committee and obtain proper receipt thereof and preserve this receipt till the end of their Haj journey. It is better to get a photocopy of this receipt and distribute the same among all applicants of that particular cover for record purposes.

 

Q: Is International Passport mandatory for Haj Pilgrimage through Haj Committee of India? If so, what should be the validity of such Passport?

A: Yes, valid International Passport is mandatory for applying for Haj – 2016. The Passport should be valid uptoat least 10th March, 2017, otherwise the Haj Application will not be accepted.

 

Q: Can a Passport once submitted in Haj Committee of India be obtained for business / Umrah / other Visit abroad?

A: Yes. It is possible to take back the original passport on producing the required documents indicating the purpose of visit abroad provided HAJ VISA has not been endorsed on the Passport.

Cancellation / Substitution of Haj Seat

Q: What is the importance of having valid International Passport. Is it compulsory for each Haj Applicant to have Valid International Passport?

A: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has intimated that Haj Visa will be endorsed on International Passport only. Hence, every Haj Applicant must have valid International Passport.

 

Q: What should be the validity of International Passport for making Application for Haj 1437 (H) – 2016?

A: The International Passport issued on or before 08/02/2016 and valid atleast upto 10/03/2017 is a MUST for making Application for Haj 1437 (H) – 2016.

 

Q: Who should submit International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form?

A: All Group One Pilgrims should submit International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form.

 

Q: What is Group One?

A: Group One consists of all Pilgrims registered under Reserved Categories and under-quota States.

 

Q: Which States are under-quota States?

A: Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura & West Bengal are under-quota States.

 

Q: Does submission of original Passport along with Haj Application Form guarantee provisional selection?

A: No. In case of receipt of excess applications than allotted quota in the under quota states and in Reserved (A & B) Categories, Qurrah shall be conducted to provisionally select the Hajis. Hence applicants under Group One cannot claim provisional selection as a matter of right.

 

Q: What is Group Two?

A: All Pilgrims registered under General Category (except) under-quota States are included in Group Two.

 

Q: Is it compulsory for Group Two Pilgrims to submit original International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form?

A: No. However, they will be required to submit self-attested copy of Valid International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form.

 

Q: How many photographs are required to be submitted?

A: One Colour photograph (size 3.5 X 3.5 cms.) having white background is required to be stapled on the back-side of Passport back cover and submitted to State Haj Committee.

 

Q: Where one can submit his / her original International Passport, original copy of remittance receipt(s) and the latest photographs?

A: In the office of the respective State / U.T. Haj Committee.

 

Q: Can Pilgrims registered under one Cover be allowed to submit their Passport separately?

A: No. Cover head is required to collect all the necessary documents viz. International Passport, latest photographs of each pilgrim in the cover and their original copy of remittance receipt(s) of advance Haj amount of Rs.76,000 and submit the same in the office of respective State / U.T. Haj Committee and obtain proper receipt thereof and preserve this receipt till the end of their Haj journey. It is better to get a photocopy of this receipt and distribute the same among all applicants of that particular cover for record purposes.

 

Q: Is International Passport mandatory for Haj Pilgrimage through Haj Committee of India? If so, what should be the validity of such Passport?

A: Yes, valid International Passport is mandatory for applying for Haj – 2016. The Passport should be valid upto at least 10th March, 2017, otherwise the Haj Application will not be accepted.

 

Q: Can a Passport once submitted in Haj Committee of India be obtained for business / Umrah / other Visit abroad?

A: Yes. It is possible to take back the original passport on producing the required documents indicating the purpose of visit abroad provided HAJ VISA has not been endorsed on the Passport.

Government Quota



Q: What is the importance of having valid International Passport. Is it compulsory for each Haj Applicant to have Valid International Passport?


A: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has intimated that Haj Visa will be endorsed on International Passport only. Hence, every Haj Applicant must have valid International Passport.

 

Q: What should be the validity of International Passport for making Application for Haj 1437 (H) 2016?

A: The International Passport issued on or before 08/02/2016 and valid atleast upto 10/03/2017 is a MUST for making Application for Haj 1437 (H) – 2016.

 

Q: Who should submit International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form?

A: All Group One Pilgrims should submit International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form.

 

Q: What is Group One?

A: Group One consists of all Pilgrims registered under Reserved Categories and under-quota States.

 

Q: Which States are under-quota States?

A: Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura & West Bengal are under-quota States.

 

Q: Does submission of original Passport along with Haj Application Form guarantee provisional selection?

A: No. In case of receipt of excess applications than allotted quota in the under quota states and in Reserved (A & B) Categories, Qurrah shall be conducted to provisionally select the Hajis. Hence applicants under Group One cannot claim provisional selection as a matter of right.

 

Q: What is Group Two?

A: All Pilgrims registered under General Category (except) under-quota States are included in Group Two.

 

Q: Is it compulsory for Group Two Pilgrims to submit original International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form?

A: No. However, they will be required to submit self-attested copy of Valid International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form.

 

Q: How many photographs are required to be submitted?

A: One Colour photograph (size 3.5 X 3.5 cms.) having white background is required to be stapled on the back-side of Passport back cover and submitted to State Haj Committee.

 

Q: Where one can submit his / her original International Passport, original copy of remittance receipt(s) and the latest photographs?

A: In the office of the respective State / U.T. Haj Committee.

 

Q: Can Pilgrims registered under one Cover be allowed to submit their Passport separately?

A: No. Cover head is required to collect all the necessary documents viz. International Passport, latest photographs of each pilgrim in the cover and their original copy of remittance receipt(s) of advance Haj amount of Rs.76,000 and submit the same in the office of respective State / U.T. Haj Committee and obtain proper receipt thereof and preserve this receipt till the end of their Haj journey. It is better to get a photocopy of this receipt and distribute the same among all applicants of that particular cover for record purposes.

 

Q: Is International Passport mandatory for Haj Pilgrimage through Haj Committee of India? If so, what should be the validity of such Passport?

A: Yes, valid International Passport is mandatory for applying for Haj – 2016. The Passport should be valid uptoat least 10th March, 2017, otherwise the Haj Application will not be accepted.

 

Q: Can a Passport once submitted in Haj Committee of India be obtained for business / Umrah / other Visit abroad?

A: Yes. It is possible to take back the original passport on producing the required documents indicating the purpose of visit abroad provided HAJ VISA has not been endorsed on the Passport.

Remittances

Q: What is the importance of having valid International Passport. Is it compulsory for each Haj Applicant to have Valid International Passport?

A: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has intimated that Haj Visa will be endorsed on International Passport only. Hence, every Haj Applicant must have valid International Passport.

 

Q: What should be the validity of International Passport for making Application for Haj 1437 (H) – 2016?

A: The International Passport issued on or before 08/02/2016 and valid atleast upto 10/03/2017 is a MUST for making Application for Haj 1437 (H) – 2016.

 

Q: Who should submit International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form?

A: All Group One Pilgrims should submit International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form.

 

Q: What is Group One?

A: Group One consists of all Pilgrims registered under Reserved Categories and under-quota States.

 

Q: Which States are under-quota States?

A: Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura & West Bengal are under-quota States.

 

Q: Does submission of original Passport along with Haj Application Form guarantee provisional selection?

A: No. In case of receipt of excess applications than allotted quota in the under quota states and in Reserved (A & B) Categories, Qurrah shall be conducted to provisionally select the Hajis. Hence applicants under Group One cannot claim provisional selection as a matter of right.

 

Q: What is Group Two?

A: All Pilgrims registered under General Category (except) under-quota States are included in Group Two.

 

Q: Is it compulsory for Group Two Pilgrims to submit original International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form?

A: No. However, they will be required to submit self-attested copy of Valid International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form.

 

Q: How many photographs are required to be submitted?

A: One Colour photograph (size 3.5 X 3.5 cms.) having white background is required to be stapled on the back-side of Passport back cover and submitted to State Haj Committee.

 

Q: Where one can submit his / her original International Passport, original copy of remittance receipt(s) and the latest photographs?

A: In the office of the respective State / U.T. Haj Committee.

 

Q: Can Pilgrims registered under one Cover be allowed to submit their Passport separately?

A: No. Cover head is required to collect all the necessary documents viz. International Passport, latest photographs of each pilgrim in the cover and their original copy of remittance receipt(s) of advance Haj amount of Rs.76,000 and submit the same in the office of respective State / U.T. Haj Committee and obtain proper receipt thereof and preserve this receipt till the end of their Haj journey. It is better to get a photocopy of this receipt and distribute the same among all applicants of that particular cover for record purposes.

 

Q: Is International Passport mandatory for Haj Pilgrimage through Haj Committee of India? If so, what should be the validity of such Passport?

A: Yes, valid International Passport is mandatory for applying for Haj – 2016. The Passport should be valid upto at least 10th March, 2017,otherwise the Haj Application will not be accepted.

 

Q: Can a Passport once submitted in Haj Committee of India be obtained for business / Umrah / other Visit abroad?

A: Yes. It is possible to take back the original passport on producing the required documents indicating the purpose of visit abroad provided HAJ VISA has not been endorsed on the Passport.

Accommodation

Q: What is the importance of having valid International Passport. Is it compulsory for each Haj Applicant to have Valid International Passport?

A: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has intimated that Haj Visa will be endorsed on International Passport only. Hence, every Haj Applicant must have valid International Passport.

 

Q: What should be the validity of International Passport for making Application for Haj 1437 (H) 2016?

A: The International Passport issued on or before 08/02/2016 and valid atleast upto 10/03/2017 is a MUST for making Application for Haj 1437 (H) – 2016.

 

Q: Who should submit International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form?

A: All Group One Pilgrims should submit International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form.

 

Q: What is Group One?

A: Group One consists of all Pilgrims registered under Reserved Categories and under-quota States.

 

Q: Which States are under-quota States?

A: Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura & West Bengal are under-quota States.

 

Q: Does submission of original Passport along with Haj Application Form guarantee provisional selection?

A: No. In case of receipt of excess applications than allotted quota in the under quota states and in Reserved (A & B) Categories, Qurrah shall be conducted to provisionally select the Hajis. Hence applicants under Group One cannot claim provisional selection as a matter of right.

 

Q: What is Group Two?

A: All Pilgrims registered under General Category (except) under-quota States are included in Group Two.

 

Q: Is it compulsory for Group Two Pilgrims to submit original International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form?

A: No. However, they will be required to submit self-attested copy of Valid International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form.

 

Q: How many photographs are required to be submitted?

A: One Colour photograph (size 3.5 X 3.5 cms.) having white background is required to be stapled on the back-side of Passport back cover and submitted to State Haj Committee.

 

Q: Where one can submit his / her original International Passport, original copy of remittance receipt(s) and the latest photographs?

A: In the office of the respective State / U.T. Haj Committee.

 

Q: Can Pilgrims registered under one Cover be allowed to submit their Passport separately?

A: No. Cover head is required to collect all the necessary documents viz. International Passport, latest photographs of each pilgrim in the cover and their original copy of remittance receipt(s) of advance Haj amount of Rs.76,000 and submit the same in the office of respective State / U.T. Haj Committee and obtain proper receipt thereof and preserve this receipt till the end of their Haj journey. It is better to get a photocopy of this receipt and distribute the same among all applicants of that particular cover for record purposes.

 

Q: Is International Passport mandatory for Haj Pilgrimage through Haj Committee of India? If so, what should be the validity of such Passport?

A: Yes, valid International Passport is mandatory for applying for Haj – 2016. The Passport should be valid uptoat least 10th March, 2017, otherwise the Haj Application will not be accepted.

 

Q: Can a Passport once submitted in Haj Committee of India be obtained for business / Umrah / other Visit abroad?

A: Yes. It is possible to take back the original passport on producing the required documents indicating the purpose of visit abroad provided HAJ VISA has not been endorsed on the Passport.

Journey Stage

Q: What is the importance of having valid International Passport. Is it compulsory for each Haj Applicant to have Valid International Passport?

A: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has intimated that Haj Visa will be endorsed on International Passport only. Hence, every Haj Applicant must have valid International Passport.

 

Q: What should be the validity of International Passport for making Application for Haj 1437 (H) 2016?

A: The International Passport issued on or before 08/02/2016 and valid atleast upto 10/03/2017 is a MUST for making Application for Haj 1437 (H) – 2016.

 

Q: Who should submit International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form?

A: All Group One Pilgrims should submit International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form.

 

Q: What is Group One?

A: Group One consists of all Pilgrims registered under Reserved Categories and under-quota States.

 

Q: Which States are under-quota States?

A: Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura & West Bengal are under-quota States.

 

Q: Does submission of original Passport along with Haj Application Form guarantee provisional selection?

A: No. In case of receipt of excess applications than allotted quota in the under quota states and in Reserved (A & B) Categories, Qurrah shall be conducted to provisionally select the Hajis. Hence applicants under Group One cannot claim provisional selection as a matter of right.

 

Q: What is Group Two?

A: All Pilgrims registered under General Category (except) under-quota States are included in Group Two.

 

Q: Is it compulsory for Group Two Pilgrims to submit original International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form?

A: No. However, they will be required to submit self-attested copy of Valid International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form.

 

Q: How many photographs are required to be submitted?

A: One Colour photograph (size 3.5 X 3.5 cms.) having white background is required to be stapled on the back-side of Passport back cover and submitted to State Haj Committee.

 

Q: Where one can submit his / her original International Passport, original copy of remittance receipt(s) and the latest photographs?

A: In the office of the respective State / U.T. Haj Committee.

 

Q: Can Pilgrims registered under one Cover be allowed to submit their Passport separately?

A: No. Cover head is required to collect all the necessary documents viz. International Passport, latest photographs of each pilgrim in the cover and their original copy of remittance receipt(s) of advance Haj amount of Rs.76,000 and submit the same in the office of respective State / U.T. Haj Committee and obtain proper receipt thereof and preserve this receipt till the end of their Haj journey. It is better to get a photocopy of this receipt and distribute the same among all applicants of that particular cover for record purposes.

 

Q: Is International Passport mandatory for Haj Pilgrimage through Haj Committee of India? If so, what should be the validity of such Passport?

A: Yes, valid International Passport is mandatory for applying for Hajj – 2016. The Passport should be valid uptoat least 10th March, 2017, otherwise the Haj Application will not be accepted.

 

Q: Can a Passport once submitted in Haj Committee of India be obtained for business / Umrah / other Visit abroad?

A: Yes. It is possible to take back the original passport on producing the required documents indicating the purpose of visit abroad provided HAJ VISA has not been endorsed on the Passport.

In the Kingdom

Q: What is the importance of having valid International Passport. Is it compulsory for each Haj Applicant to have Valid International Passport?

A: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has intimated that Haj Visa will be endorsed on International Passport only. Hence, every Haj Applicant must have valid International Passport.

 

Q: What should be the validity of International Passport for making Application for Hajj 1437 (H) 2016?

A: The International Passport issued on or before 08/02/2016 and valid atleast upto 10/03/2017 is a MUST for making Application for Haj 1437 (H) – 2016.

 

Q: Who should submit International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form?

A: All Group One Pilgrims should submit International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form.

 

Q: What is Group One?

A: Group One consists of all Pilgrims registered under Reserved Categories and under-quota States.

 

Q: Which States are under-quota States?

A: Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura & West Bengal are under-quota States.

 

Q: Does submission of original Passport along with Haj Application Form guarantee provisional selection?

A: No. In case of receipt of excess applications than allotted quota in the under quota states and in Reserved (A & B) Categories, Qurrah shall be conducted to provisionally select the Hajis. Hence applicants under Group One cannot claim provisional selection as a matter of right.

 

Q: What is Group Two?

A: All Pilgrims registered under General Category (except) under-quota States are included in Group Two.

 

Q: Is it compulsory for Group Two Pilgrims to submit original International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form?

A: No. However, they will be required to submit self-attested copy of Valid International Passport alongwith Haj Application Form.

 

Q: How many photographs are required to be submitted?

A: One Colour photograph (size 3.5 X 3.5 cms.) having white background is required to be stapled on the back-side of Passport back cover and submitted to State Haj Committee.

 

Q: Where one can submit his / her original International Passport, original copy of remittance receipt(s) and the latest photographs?

A: In the office of the respective State / U.T. Haj Committee.

 

Q: Can Pilgrims registered under one Cover be allowed to submit their Passport separately?

A: No. Cover head is required to collect all the necessary documents viz. International Passport, latest photographs of each pilgrim in the cover and their original copy of remittance receipt(s) of advance Haj amount of Rs.76,000 and submit the same in the office of respective State / U.T. Haj Committee and obtain proper receipt thereof and preserve this receipt till the end of their Haj journey. It is better to get a photocopy of this receipt and distribute the same among all applicants of that particular cover for record purposes.

 

Q: Is International Passport mandatory for Haj Pilgrimage through Haj Committee of India? If so, what should be the validity of such Passport?

A: Yes, valid International Passport is mandatory for applying for Haj – 2016. The Passport should be valid upto at least 10th March, 2017, otherwise the Haj Application will not be accepted.

 

Q: Can a Passport once submitted in Haj Committee of India be obtained for business / Umrah / other Visit abroad?

A: Yes. It is possible to take back the original passport on producing the required documents indicating the purpose of visit abroad provided HAJ VISA has not been endorsed on the Passport.